E-commerce has been known for a little more than two decades, but it’s already regarded as an incredible power in retail markets around the world. Online retail sales reached $1.74 trillion globally last year, and it’s been growing at roughly 20% per year over the last three years. One of the main reasons behind this growth is the worldwide expansion of the Internet and use of mobile devices in the emerging markets. Also, better payment options and advanced shipping are the other reasons of the continuous growth.
However, recent research reveals that mobile commerce (M-commerce) is doubling the growth of total eCommerce.
According to Critero’s H1 2016 State of Mobile Commerce Report ;
Clearly, the results show the impact online retail has on consumer shopping habits. Customers prefer buying new brands from upcoming shopping websites, where they are offered best prices, easy return policies, various payment options, quick delivery services etc. With the ease of m-commerce, they get the option to explore thousands of brands, products, as well as services at the click of a button.
Massive rise of m-commerce in the world forces retailers to adapt “mobile first” instead of adapting the desktop experience. Online merchants can no longer ignore mobile platforms as a primary means to drive e-commerce sales.
If your business goal is to build your brand name in the growing global e-commerce market you need to create impeccable mobile shopping experience together with mobile targeting strategies – both in-app and on mobile, no doubt. Be prepared to engage with shoppers wherever and whenever they browse – it’s crucial to convert as much of that traffic into sales.
As a result, the traffic via mobile devices seems to be increasing constantly, so if you still do not have true weapons to handle it, it is time to consider one.
[i] Markets surveyed in this report include Australia, Brazil, Greater China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.